Helena Pleinert, Dr. sc. techn. ETH – Managing Partner

Experience: CEO & Founder of Pleinert & Partner, extensive experience in human capital management, organizational development and learning & development, particular focus on new forms of organization and learning; cultivating various academic cooperations, among other teaching seminars at the MBA and PhD level at UIBS; previous professional experience in asset management and in research.

Education: PhD in Technical Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Masters in Physics Engineering, Program for Executive Development at the IMD in Lausanne.

Languages: English, German, French and Finnish.

Location: Online, Switzerland

Christina Pleinert, Mag. rer. soc. oec. – Managing Partner

Experience: CFO, in-depth expertise in HR operations, payroll and insurance, also extensive experience in recruiting. Previous professional experience in IT- and marketing consulting in the area of internet and e-business solutions. Prior experience in a financial role in the nonprofit sector.

Education: Masters degree in Commerce from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

Languages: German, English, French, Finnish.

Location: Online

Nicole Kollars, Dr. phil. – Managing Partner

Experience: Consultant for HR Development and Management Trainer, extensive experience in strategic human resource development with particular focus on competency modeling, strength oriented leadership training, team development and conflict management; previous professional experience in conflict research and management consulting.

Education: PhD in Conflict Research from Zurich University, Masters in Management of NGOs from the London School of Economics, Certified Mediator, accredited Insights MDI® & Assess® Trainer and consultant for stress prevention with RELIEF (R).

Languages: English, German, French and Italian.

Location: Switzerland

Bernhard B. Kolb, Rechtsanwalt – Managing Partner

Experience: Practice Leader HR Consulting & Outsourcing, extensive experience in HR consulting with a focus on HR strategy, HR processes and legal aspects; previous international experience as Director of Human Resources in global large and mid-sized companies, among other in the telecom and IT industries. Prior experience as Head of Corporate Services and Corporate Lawyer with a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions (HR Due Diligence).

Education: Master Degree in law (University of Berne) and admitted to the Bar of Berne; certificates on European Business Law (University of St. Gallen) and best-practice international Human Resources (University of Berne).

Languages: German, French, English.

Location: Switzerland

Myrto Zehnder – Associate Partner

Experience: 360° insight into organisations as former CEO and board member of a Fintech, Software Developer and Investor. Over 20yrs experience in leadership, team building and process design in IT companies and professional sports team. Agile methods lecturer at HWZ. Holistic background based on computer science, coaching, leadership and psychology.

Education: MAS Coaching and Supervision in Organisations from Zurich University of Applied Sciences, MSc Computer Science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Certificate Training and Coaching from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Languages: English, German

Location: Online, Switzerland

Roy Franke – Associate Partner

Experience: Senior Executive with deep experience in digital learning, business development and innovation management. As digital learning consultant led a banking education program with more than 3’000 participants per year. Also consulted leading companies in digital education, e.g. ZKB, Schindler, UBS, Valiant Bank, Sanitas Assurance, and more. Also engaged as innovation manager and coaching StartUps and corporates in new ventures and in business models. Teaching at several business schools for digital learning, innovation management and digital business transformation.

Education: Executive MBA in Business Engineering – University of St. Gallen, Master of Applied Science in Education Management – Zürich University of Applied Psychology, Bachelor in Business Administration – Private University of Zürich

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French

Location: Switzerland, Mexico, Spain

Silver Borer, M.A. HSG – Partner (non-executive)

Experience: Silver Borer, M.A. HSG, certified tax expert, has been practising tax and legal consulting for more than 15 years, focussing on small and medium-sized enterprises. His specific areas of expertise are reorganizations of companies, succession planning, and sale of companies. Besides, he is active as a board member, director and branch manager for various enterprises. After his start in tax and legal consulting, he was a partner in a medium-sized trust company for several years. In 2005, he started his own enterprise

Education: He obtained his law degree from university of St. Gallen (HSG). While working with Arthur Andersen he was trained to become a tax expert

Languages: German, English.

Location: Switzerland

Sara Moss – Partner (non-executive)

Experience: Technical Writer at u-blox AG, previous professional experience at Avaloq Evolution AG, as Practice Leader IT at Pleinert & Partner, in software engineering and system- and database administration in the USA and in Switzerland, and as an editor, writer and co-producer of an English language bi-monthly publication in Switzerland.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg.

Languages: English and German.

Location: Switzerland


Tainá Stark – Advisor

Experience: Chairwoman and Initiator of IVY Educa Circle, the first Swiss CRR business association, experienced in the area of non-profit, volunteering and volunteer management; prior international career in modelling

Education: MSc Marketing Psychology, Neuromarketing, Regent’s University, London, Bachelor in Business Studies (Cum Laude), United International Business Schools, Zurich

Languages: English, German, Portuguese

Location: Switzerland, Germany

Alexander M. Selden, Dipl. Kfm. – Advisor

Experience: Senior Lecturer, previous professional and entrepreneurial experience as an Executive in Post Merger Integration Management, as the Managing Director of a Management Consulting boutique in Switzerland with a focus on business development, strategy, business modeling, restructuring, process reengineering, M&A, Due Diligence and pricing in various industries (Oil/Gas, Metal Industry, Automotive suppliers) and services providing companies, and prior experience in controlling and project management in industries and banking.

Education: Studies in Mining Engineering and Business Administration at RWTH-Aachen.

Languages: German, English.

Location: Switzerland

Dorota Ratajska – Advisor

Experience: Coach and Trainer, extensive experience in Executive Search and Active Sourcing, in particular conducting highly specialized international searches for clients in the life sciences industry; previous experience in Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs and in training and teaching.

Education: Master of Science in Psychology and Master of Science in Molecular Biology – both from Warsaw University (Poland). Extensive study in HR management. NLP Practitioner.

Languages: Polish, English.

Location: Switzerland

Lina Petraviciute – Advisor

Experience: consultant and trainer in corporate communications, business development, and employer branding, focus areas are in building corporate online communication awareness and developing strategic internal and external communication strategies. Vice President and board member of ‘Living In’ organization for Integration initiatives, lecturer at ‘Swiss Skills Academy’, founder of Tuskwood MEDIA.

Languages: English, Russian, Lithuanian

Location: Lithuania, Switzerland

Edit Siev – Advisor

Experience: Test Center Manager, experience in language and exam training (Certified ELC examiner), in developing and elaborating course concepts, and as an official translator and interpreter for various international clients in the areas of Private Banking, Law and Market Research.

Education: B.A. and B.Ed in English Language and Literature, University Debrecen, Hungary, Bar-Ilan University, Tel-Aviv, Israel, M.A. in Journalism, MUOSZ, Budapest, Hungary

Languages: Hungarian, English, German.

Location: Switzerland

Our Mascot, the Kämbel
Our “Kämbel” inspires our team in its endeavours, standing for excellence and sustainability, tradition and innovation alike.

It is named after the heraldic animal of the “Zunft zum Kämbel”, the medieval association of small businesses in Zurich.